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Browseabout Books

133 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE
(302) 226-2665
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Ranked #3 of 22 Shopping in Rehoboth Beach
Type: Specialty Shops
Most recent review
- Aug 26, 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you go to Rehoboth, visit Browseabout Books! Local bookstores have a tough go of it these days, and this is a great one not to be missed. Friendly staff, very good selection of books, including lots of obscure ones, and many other items like toys, games, gifts and a very nice coffee shop.

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A combination of a traditional bookstore (remember those?) with a coffee bar, and various small gift and décor items. Knowledgeable staff. Have Delaware and Staff Picks selections. Best sellers are reduced price. Locals and tourists frequent. Some used books. Pretty much THE place for books in the Rehoboth-Dewey area. There is a smaller book store in Bethany Beach.

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Lewes, Delaware
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58 reviews 58 reviews
4 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Nice local store to browse about. They have a limited assortment of books but also sell magazines, newspapers, cards, gifts, coffee, candy, lotions, etc. - think book store/gift shop. Centrally located right on Rehoboth Ave. about two blocks back from the beach. I have found that I can usually save substantially by purchasing books in hardcover from Amazon or Kindle.... More

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Potomac, Maryland
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The book store sells not just books, but cards, knick knacks, & games. I also really like their employee picks. They have a really nice selection and the staff is very helpful.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

With so few bookstores remaining, this one is a treasure. While the children's section is a little limited, the toys are a hit. My son loved going in to check out the trucks.

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Helena, Montana
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199 reviews 199 reviews
75 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Eastern European women who man the cash register are courteous. But the owner (a big, older guy) has a real attitude problem toward customers. This morning, I politely asked him a legitimate question, and he sassed me. I tried again, and he sassed me again. Wow. No excuse for that.

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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I have always loved this book store. It is jam packed full with aisle upon aisle of books, gifts, cards and games. I especially enjoy the many shelves of staff picks and appreciate their committment to local authors and books which they highlight regularly in the front of the store. I noticed recently that they also stock used books which... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Being a veteran of many, many trips to OC and Rehoboth over the years, this place is one of those "gotta stop here every single time" kinds of places. Even in this era of digital books and chain bookstores and Amazon, it's really quite nice to find a nice, quiet independent bookstore that has been at the beach since the... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We loved discovering this wonderfully stuffed bookstore with great gifts and shelves crammed with books too. We thoroughly enjoyed browsing slowly through the maze of this store.

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Vineland, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

When I visit Rehoboth Beach, I always make the time to go to Browseabout Books. The name of the store can be deceiving because they offer more than books. There are toys, many of which are educational and can't be found in "regular" toy stores. There are greeting cards, puzzles, games, etc. I always leave the store with at least... More

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